Nanocomposites: High-Energy Al/CuO Nanocomposites Obtained by DNA-Directed Assembly (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2012)

Authors

  • Fabrice Séverac,

    1. CNRS, LAAS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse, France
    2. Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS, F-31077 Toulouse, France
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  • Pierre Alphonse,

    1. CIRIMAT, 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse, France
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  • Alain Estève,

    1. CNRS, LAAS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse, France
    2. Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS, F-31077 Toulouse, France
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  • Aurélien Bancaud,

    Corresponding author
    1. CNRS, LAAS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse, France
    2. Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS, F-31077 Toulouse, France
    • CNRS, LAAS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse, France.
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  • Carole Rossi

    Corresponding author
    1. CNRS, LAAS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse, France
    2. Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, INP, ISAE, LAAS, F-31077 Toulouse, France
    • CNRS, LAAS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse, France.
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Abstract

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The fabrication of high-energy Al/CuO nano-composites by nanoparticle DNA-directed assembly is reported by Aurélien Bancaud, Carole Rossi, and co-workers on page 323. The complementarity of the strands attached to the Al and CuO nanoparticles enables the assembly of micrometer-sized aggregates, which release heat upon thermal actuation, to be directed. The actuation temperature of 410 °C of these materials is among the lowest reported. The image shows an artistic view of Al/CuO nanocomposite fabrication through DNA-directed assembly.

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